We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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2 years ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 years ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 years ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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2 years ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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2 years ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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2 years ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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2 years ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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2 years ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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2 years ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

We still have a long way to go.

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
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2 years ago

You bet. I live near the railroad tracks in a town called Encinitas, California. In a year and a half that I have lived there, we have had four people jumping in front of the train. That is in the area near my street alone! One of them was 15

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Tracy Newby
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2 years ago

That is a global number. It is sad that the rates are going up in the US, especially among veterans. Something is VERY wrong when one of the most advanced nations has such a high suicide rate. Our house needs serious fixing, and it needs to start in Washington DC with a certain house of a white color...

Blue Banana
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2 years ago

In Australia, more veterans of the Afghan conflict have taken their own lives than were killed during the conflict. We really need to look after the people that serve their country better.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago

We still have a long way to go though. There is still this lingering stigma around mental health in many countries. Sadly, treating mental health doesn’t near get attention or research. It would be fantastic to see more initiatives to educate people about mental health in schools and the workplace. I really wish there was more education about it for young teens who are especially vulnerable. Education and openly talking about it can help lessen the stigma.

Marc
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2 years ago

Although it's a good sign, there's still a long way to go. Especially th suicide rate within the group of teenagers is still way too high in a lot of countries! Again - It's still a good sign!

Niffler_13
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2 years ago

That has to do with the "suicide phenomenon". Basically teenagers that have the same mindset tend to hang out with one another an become friends. So generally kids suffering from depression, tend to stick together. When one in the group attempts or successfully completes suicide, the others tend to follow suit, unfortunately. They've done all kinds of studies on it. Teens and young adults are especially vulnerable.

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Yancy Naughton
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2 years ago

great news, dealing with the opioid epidemic in US will drop it even more

earringnut
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2 years ago

Wait, we were supposed to be handling that? Does creating an opioid that is twice as strong as heroin count?

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miten sasmita
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2 years ago

Thanks to mental health awareness nowadays!

Michael Wallace
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2 years ago

POssibly because of education allowing peiple to recognise signs of impending attempts ?

Yacine A
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2 years ago

People who did not die are not "saved". Stop saying that, when comparing numbers with previous years and so on.

Mooncut
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2 years ago

I wonder why...

Thomas Ewing
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2 years ago

TV and drugs...

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Sounds good, but where is the information, saved lives, how, what changed ???

Jonny Whiting
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2 years ago

maybe some fact checking here or supplying the source would make it more credible. I personally find this one hard to believe.

Jonny Whiting
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2 years ago

I find this hard to believe as I personally know 3 people this year who have taken their own lives, all in their 50's. I don't know about the rest of the world but in England it's pretty dire. My mother also witnessed a young man end his life on an electric train track.

Jiří Žák
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2 years ago

Sorry for your experience, but that by itself doesn't make the global statistics. That's a bias.

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Renée Guercia
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2 years ago

Thank goodness lets hope for it to drop even lower

Hayden Van Meeteren
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2 years ago

White males are especially vulnerable.

Jennifer Dalziel
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2 years ago

New Zealands suicide rate continues to climb. What is wrong in NZ???

Jennifer Dalziel
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2 years ago

New Zealands Suicide rate continues to climb.. what is wrong in NZ

Sue Ann Wallace
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2 years ago

there is still a long way to go for better mental health & depression

Mariah Schauf
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2 years ago

😃

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Great news !!!

Yobka Da Kimpa
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2 years ago

Dear Administration for BoredPanda. I just checked this full BoredPanda page and overall the messages are indeed very positive. The image with the noose however, is the only one I truly feel is not executed well. It's too harsh and negative and not suitable for kids.

Yobka Da Kimpa
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2 years ago

There's many many positive messages on here and lovely images on the original post but Unfortunately this particular one is the one that shows as the Face for the ad.

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Yobka Da Kimpa
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2 years ago

I get what you're trying to do here, but this image isn't positive at all; it has a noose, it has the word suicide, and people (especially kids!) who see this image will think about those. You're still, possibly unconsciously, pointing at something extremely negative. If you're trying to uplift and/or move (people) into a truly positive direction you'll have to stay clear of these kind of images.

Nicholas Arnold
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2 years ago

Keeping over 4 million people alive** Nobody’s being saved 🙄

Aubrey Hale
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2 years ago

Might want to rethink this illustration. My brother just committed suicide a couple weeks ago by hanging. This wasn’t a very pleasant thing to see on my Facebook feed

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

If it's true, fantastic! Where do these stats come from is what I would like to know!

Johan Lorentzen
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2 years ago

Wonderfull

Julie Lynch
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2 years ago

Marvelous news

Pobin Rice
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2 years ago

Great just what this planet needs more people

John Mareing
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2 years ago

One wonders why it peaked in 1994.

Hilary Myers
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2 years ago

Considering the state of the world, that is very surprising.

Thomas Ewing
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2 years ago

The Internet got better in the '90s, more reason to stick around!

Marlene Ricker
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2 years ago

At least the rate is going in the right direction. More support for people with mental issues will keep this going the right way.

Flibbel's Follies
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2 years ago

Aint so here in the US

Ghost
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2 years ago

I'm glad the rate has decreassed. But sadly suicide among people will never stop

Magpie
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2 years ago

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Samantha Minas
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2 years ago

WTF is that graphic?!!!!! Are you mad? Lovely sentiment but seriously messed up trigger graphic 😳🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

moeless
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2 years ago

Yet abortion is taking up the slack! Yay, democrat Eugenics are working!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

modeless, you care so much about unborn children, but after they're born you don't give a damn; you do not want your taxes raised, you want to cut Medicaid (healthcare for poor). Since you mentioned democrats, you must be a republican hypocrite.

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So climate change prevents suicide? Awesome.

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Doesn't help over population

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Now little Greta will frighten them again.

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Alethia Nyx
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2 years ago

*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Maybe so but what research has been made to find out the effects seaweed has on the cows body. We already know that corn isn’t very good for them yet they are still fed a high corn diet in some countries (US particularly).

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Although the use of solar panels is green, many solar panel manufacturing processes are not. To create a solar panel, caustic materials will emit greenhouse gases. Plus less than 11% of each panel has salvageable metals so they're not very recyclable once they're usable life has expired. Most people aren't aware that the 'green' alternatives often aren't.

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